tradesman

noun trades·man \ ˈtrādz-mən \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of tradesman

1 :a worker in a skilled trade :craftsman
2 :one who runs a retail store :shopkeeper

Examples of tradesman in a Sentence

  1. electricians, plumbers, and other tradesmen

  2. He joined the tradesmen's union.

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First Known Use of tradesman

circa 1591


TRADESMAN Defined for English Language Learners

tradesman

noun

Definition of tradesman for English Language Learners

  • : a person who works in a job that requires special skill or training

  • : someone who sells or delivers goods


TRADESMAN Defined for Kids

tradesman

noun trades·man \ ˈtrādz-mən \

Definition of tradesman for Students

plural tradesmen \-mən\
1 :a person who runs a retail store
2 :craftsman 1


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